Perpetuity And Security Institute Scoop Top Training Award

Last Thursday 21st October at the Security Excellence Awards in Park Lane London, Perpetuity Training – in partnership with the Security Institute – won the Security Training Initiative of the Year. Now in their 12th year, the Security Excellence Awards highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK security industry has to offer, and have rightly become recognised as the Oscars of the security business sector.

Perpetuity Training and the Security Institute fought off tough competition from a number of large organisations to scoop the top prize, which reflects the hard work of both organisations in developing a twostage distance learning qualification process, to meet the needs of security professionals both within the UK and overseas.

This unique partnership to author, design and run the Institute ‘Certificate in Security Management’ and ‘Diploma in Security Management’, reflects the widely identified need within the security sector for training that can cover four key elements

  • Security management skills and knowledge combined with academic knowledge and rigour
  • Flexible means of study and course delivery
  • Formal academic recognition and certification
  • Membership of a professional security body


The course materials are extensive and are written by leading security experts taken from the Institute and the academic community, with topical subjects – such as Counter Terrorism – being added to the elective modules regularly. The course is delivered in CD format – a conscious attempt to produce a greener as well as a better designed course, and by the end of the year it will also be taught on line – making it yet more accessible, particularly outside the UK.

Both the Certificate and Diploma have achieved EDEXCEL BTEC recognition and certification as ‘Professional Awards’ at Levels 3 and 5 respectively. Perpetuity and the Institute Management Board continue to work closely to create new routes to membership, such as now offering learners the opportunity to apply for student membership of the Institute whilst studying for the Certificate or Diploma. The partnership is also working to extend the benefit of these formal qualifications, the latest example being the formal recognition and credits awarded by Portsmouth University.

The Certificate course is delivered by distance learning, is 6 months in duration, and is aimed at supervisors and first line managers in security. The course costs £900 (+VAT) per person. The Diploma course is delivered by distance learning, is 12 months in duration, and is for established managers in security with a minimum of 5 years experience, or holders of the Certificate in Security Management. The course costs £1500 (+VAT) per person.

The success at the Security Excellence Awards is reflected by those who have recently embarked on the Certificate and Diploma, with a record intake of 55 learners in September. Enrolment is now opening for the next intake for these Award-winning distance learning courses, which start in January 2011.

For further information regarding these courses, including details of the modules covered, contact Katrina Lister at Perpetuity Training on or call 0116 222 5555.